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: Which JC whitney case to get?


spotch
02-05-2009, 01:02 AM
I was thinking of bolting one of these onto a rear seat frame of my naked 01...

I like the looks of this trunk quite a bit, but I'm not sure it would fit a full face helmet (although it says it is?)...

http://www.jcwhitney.com/TRAVEL-TRUNK/GP_2002510_N_111+10211+600014603_10111.jcw

Then there's these... it looks like their dimensions are better suited for fitting a helmet (even the medium would, no?) but I don't really like the looks of these. Almost make the bike kinda look cheesy IMHO. At least the top one doesn't have any pretensions about trying to look good).

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Search?catalogId=10111&storeId=10101&sku=zxe20997G


I dunno... any thoughts? If I have to go with the 2nd one to fit a helmet, do you think the large one would just look way too large hanging off the back end of a 1g? I don't want it to look topheavy...

ZeroSpawn
02-05-2009, 01:16 AM
Get the LARGE MATTE BLACK TRAVEL TRUNK. I have it and it fits my ARIA helmet just barley, and I can get a 12 case of beer with room left over!! Don't get the medium, DO NOT!!

I have the LARGE attached to my passenger seat, and its perfect.

Gerard7aa
02-05-2009, 03:22 AM
2nd link

twizted1
02-05-2009, 08:08 AM
Get the large. My Shark RSI will fit it it if laid on its side, but not standing up.

Zach
02-05-2009, 08:18 AM
large. medium won't fit your helmet.

spotch
02-05-2009, 10:37 AM
http://www.jcwhitney.com/wcsstore/jcwhitney/images/imagecache/G_12510G_CL_1.jpg

No votes for this one though, eh?

Zach
02-05-2009, 10:51 AM
i've got this one in large on my dualsport

http://www.jcwhitney.com/wcsstore/jcwhitney/images/imagecache/G_20997G_CL_1.jpg

Zach
02-05-2009, 11:02 AM
I don't know if you've seen this before, spotch, but I'm fairly certain it still works:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=294434&highlight=klr650

I got my case like this last summer.

twizted1
02-16-2009, 08:32 PM
Get the large. My Shark RSI will fit it it if laid on its side, but not standing up.

To dredge this up for anyone who may look at this later.

Here is my Shark RSI in my JCW Large trunk
Click for full size
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v444/twizted1/SV650s/hard_luggage/th_Shark_RSI_in_JCW_Large_1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v444/twizted1/SV650s/hard_luggage/?action=view&current=Shark_RSI_in_JCW_Large_1.jpg)

Coop
02-18-2009, 10:01 AM
spotch, if you like that first one better, newenough.com sells an Emgo identical to that for $60.

Edit: And for the record I just did the JC Whitney "deal" on the large case and used the code frshp50 and got free shipping too by adding a bungee net to the order to get it over $50. I opted for expedited shipping so it was an $8.98 surcharge compared to $4.99, but I wanted to get it quicker.

I followed Zach's link and followed the steps on post #372 and worked great.

spotch
02-18-2009, 05:09 PM
yeah, I just caught that emgo deal the other day. I have yet to pull the trigger (won't have time to rig anything for another month or so, still mulling over the options).

Thanks for the response!

Coop
02-19-2009, 07:09 AM
I almost bought the Emgo, I like the handle and shape better. But I figured I would try JC Whitney to see if I could get the $47.99 deal to work. Since it did I went with that.

Zach
02-19-2009, 07:22 AM
I almost bought the Emgo, I like the handle and shape better. But I figured I would try JC Whitney to see if I could get the $47.99 deal to work. Since it did I went with that.

BMW purists will be appalled!

GOOD! :vroom:



edit: well, you could always put a roundel over the iron cross sticker ;D

Coop
02-19-2009, 09:14 AM
BMW purists will be appalled!

GOOD! :vroom:



Well I have never have been one to follow the crowd ;D.

DownNeck
02-19-2009, 02:07 PM
another vote for the $50 large case. my mounting plate cracked on the way back from indy last year and JCW replaced the whole trunk for free

Coop
02-20-2009, 07:23 PM
I ordered on Wednesday and it was sitting on the porch tonight when I got home. It's nicer than I expected. I don't like the stupid Iron Cross emblem or the pinkish red stripe, but those are both easily fixed. I'll mount it tomorrow and take some pics.

spotch
02-20-2009, 08:17 PM
Awesome... you should post how they look after you fix them, and what you do to do so:)

Coop
02-22-2009, 05:45 PM
I mounted the top case today. It is pretty tough I was rocking the whole bike from the mounted case because I wanted to make sure it was secure. It is also much easier to take on and off then I expected. It's only about 17 degrees here so I didn't get to paint the pink stripe or Iron cross decal, so no pictures until I get to do that first :). So far it seems worth $50.

Now I have to decide if I want to spend $650 on BMW side cases since I already have the mounts, or just spend $400 on a Givi setup (side cases and mounts) from Happy Trails. I am really leaning towards the Givi's because I hear the BMW cases dent easily. Plus it gives $250 to spend on something else :).

trunkmonkey
02-22-2009, 05:54 PM
pics pics pics :)

Coop
02-25-2009, 03:14 PM
pics pics pics :)

In the second pic it looks HUGE, but it must be the angle or something it doesn't look that big in person. I did a halfassed quickie paint job on the stripe for now until I can do it nicer. That pink had to go though, lol. I have some Givi side cases and mounts coming, they should be here Friday or Monday.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f190/SVCoop/Bikes/BMW-3.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f190/SVCoop/Bikes/BMW-4.jpg

trunkmonkey
02-25-2009, 03:56 PM
Sweet thanx. That'll look huge on my rear seat, but should hold a decent amount of stuff. I wonder if I could cram a weeks worth of clothes (flip flops, undies, socks, jeans, and tee's) in that? Probably need some saddles too :(

Zach
02-26-2009, 11:05 AM
Sweet thanx. That'll look huge on my rear seat, but should hold a decent amount of stuff. I wonder if I could cram a weeks worth of clothes (flip flops, undies, socks, jeans, and tee's) in that? Probably need some saddles too :(

It depends what a week's worth is to you. If that means 7 of everything, than it may be a tight squeeze.

Coop
02-26-2009, 12:02 PM
To give an idea of size, I have been commuting to class and can't really fit my XXL Scorpion Helmet and XXL Tourmaster textile jacket in there together. I am definitely glad I have side cases on the way.

trunkmonkey
02-26-2009, 12:50 PM
Yeah was thinking 7 days. Thanx for the info guys. Ill just have to get it and see if I can cram it in. It'll come in handy besides just trips so I'm gonna go for it